How do fools like this get into congress?
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's home district includes San
Star-Kist Tuna's headquarters are in San Francisco, Pelosi's home
Star-Kist is owned by Del Monte Foods and is a major
contributor to Pelosi.
Star-Kist is the major employer in American Samoa employing
75% of the Samoan work force.
Paul Pelosi, Nancy's husband, owns $17 million dollars of
In January, 2007 when the minimum wage was increased from $5.15
to $7.25, Pelosi had American Samoa exempted from the increase so Del
would not have to pay the higher wage. This would make Del
Monte products less expensive than their competition's.
Last week when the huge bailout bill was passed, Pelosi added an
earmark to the final bill adding $33 million dollars for an 'economic
development credit in American Samoa'.
Pelosi has called the Bush Administration "CORRUPT"? How do
you spell "HYPOCRISY"?
EVERY AMERICAN SHOULD GET THIS E-MAIL. IT IS ENOUGH
TO MAKE A HOLY PERSON ANGRY ENOUGH TO GO THROW THEM ALL OUT ON THEIR
Vacations Come to an End, But Taxpayers Left with the
– Nancy Pelosi’s final days as
Speaker of the House were spent at the exotic Four Seasons Resort
Hualalai at Historic Ka’upulehu in Kona on the island of Hawaii.
Escorted throughout her trip by a mini security motorcade that included
Secret Service and Hawaii County Police officers, Pelosi was seen at
St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Kailua-Kona, where she received
Communion. Parishioners greeted her warmly, Hawaii
Reporter was told. Two police SUVs were on guard outside the
hotel during her week long stay.
Pelosi, who traveled to Hawaii by private plane, spent the holidays in
Kona last year at the same hotel in an elaborate suite that reportedly
rents for $10,000 a night.
The Four Seasons Resort Hualalai’s details its luxurious setting and
amenities on its web site: “Gloriously revitalised, this natural
tropical paradise offers more than ever to explore – with a newly
expanded Spa, beachfront dining, fashion boutiques and new Deluxe
Suites, in addition to Jack Nicklaus signature golf. Set on the Big
Island’s exclusive Kona-Kohala Coast, this showpiece resort captures
the essence of Hawaiian design, culture and tradition.”
Pelosi has her share of allies in Hawaii, including Hawaii Gov. Neil
Abercrombie, who she defended during his successful campaign for
governor in 2010. Pelosi, a Democrat who will be replaced as House
Speaker by GOP Congressman John Boehner in a matter of days, served in
Congress with Abercrombie. When Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Mufi
Hannemann claimed during the primary that Abercrombie was not effective
in Congress, Pelosi issued a statement calling Abercrombie
“outstanding, effective and courageous.”
Reporter has requested information from the Police on
taxpayers’ costs to guard her. Last year, Hawaii county taxpayers paid
more than $21,000.
This year, the county estimates have not yet been provided to Hawaii
Reporter; the request is pending. However, the Hawaii Police
Department does not release the number of police officers escorting
Pelosi, how many hours they dedicated to Pelosi’s security detail, or
whether they were being pulled from other duties. No figures could be
obtained for her Secret Service escorts.